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The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

1984 / 90min / 35mm


Following the screening, photographer Daniel Nicoletta will be signing copies of his newly published LGBT: San Francisco.

One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, The Times of Harvey Milk was as groundbreaking as its subject. This Oscar-winning film uses original documentary material and archival footage to present both the story and message of Harvey Milk’s political career and assassination. “…this is an enormously absorbing film, for the light it sheds on a decade in the life of a great American city and on the lives of Milk and Moscone, who made it a better, and certainly a more interesting, place to live.” - Roger Ebert

Daniel Nicoletta (born 1954) has been a leading chronicler of the LGBT civil rights movement in San Francisco over the last 40 years. This is the first book dedicated to his powerful photographs documenting the burgeoning lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was San Francisco in the 1970s through to the present. Nicoletta is best known for his iconic images of Harvey Milk, one of the world’s first openly gay elected officials, who was assassinated by a homophobic colleague in 1978. Nicoletta portrayed glittering drag queens, the alternative theater world and the steadfast bravery of samesex couples trying to live their lives amid often adverse cultural sea changes.